Witch Please: Why Anne Hathaway Is Not the Problem Here..

8 min readDec 3, 2020

by Supermodelsonya

Mrs. Hathaway in her latest project…

Witches in Hollywood have had it hard in these spellcasting streets. They’ve suffered for decades with discrimination and prejudices that always seem to befall witches. Ever since a house fell on one sister witch, things have been looking down for witches in the world today.

The newest scandal? Anne Hathaway plays a witch in an upcoming television series, which I’m sure will be a delight. I really don’t know actually, but that’s not the issue here at hand. No one is asking will Anne Hathaway do supernatural witches justice on the small screen.

The problem?

She portrays a wtich with three fingers on both hands. Apparently, the witches in Hollywood were fine with this humble portrayal. The disabled community was not. It was said to have offended some with limb differences, prompting the hashtag to trend on social media networks, #NotAWitch.


Here are Mrs. Hathaway words:

“I have recently learned that many people with limb differences, especially children, are in pain because of the portrayal of the Grand High Wich in The Witches.” She continued: “Let me begin by saying I do my best to be sensitive to the feeilngs and experiences of others not out of some scramblig PC fear, but because not hurting others seems like a basic level of decency we should all be striving for.”

Hathaway said she owes the community an apology and was sorry to see that she had caused anyone pain.

“As someone who really believes in inclusivity and really, really detests cruetly, I owe you an apology for the pain caused, “ she continued, “I am sorry. I did not connect limb differences with the GHW when the look of the character as brought to me, if I had I assure you this never would have happened.”

Hathaway’s character in the movie has three fingers on each hand, a condition that’s similar to ectrodactyly, a limb disabiilty. Mind you, the character doesn’t have this condition nor is it mentioned in the script. However, there are some who believe that Hathaway’s condition mirrors this condition.




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